There are some really amazing tricks
out there for getting the most out of your camera, but this has to be
one of the coolest. It’s also one of the most inexpensive – free if
you have a rubber band laying around.
If you’re trying to get a perfect, or
even acceptable pan using a less expensive tripod you’re going to be
in for an unpleasant, jittery experience. To help out with this,
grab yourself a rubber band. Attach one end to the tripod, another
to your finger and pull. That’s all there is to it.
The results shown in the YouTube
video are indeed impressive, and even if you do have a rig that
lets you pan smoothly, this is a nice trick to have in your back
pocket just in case the occasion arises.